Habitat for Humanity Canada's vision, mission and values are delivered by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that work in over 300 communities across Canada. Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliates select and prepare partner families for homeownership, manage the construction of Habitat homes, and hold partner family mortgages. They play a vital role at the local level by engaging community volunteers, securing resources, increasing the profile of Habitat for Humanity and raising awareness about the issue of affordable homeownership in their communities.
In Nova Scotia Habitat for Humanity provides Affordable homeownership opportunities for low income working Nova Scotia families. With the help of volunteer builders, sponsor money and donor materials we construct energy efficient affordable homes for purchase by low income families. It is part of our mandate to provide educational opportunities on home maintenance and budgeting for homeownership.
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As we are moving forward with our build in East Preston we are preparing to launch our newest build in Spryfield. Lindsay Construction ands their Partners will be building the first tow homes on the land that will someday host up to 40 Habitat for Humanity homes. We are exctied and hope many of you will be able to join us for this great event. We will have more information available as dates are finalized.
It's no secret community volunteers in Springhill formed a Habitat For Humanity team, partnering with the Town of Springhill for a parcel of land and the Nova Scotia Community College's Cumberland Campus for its experience from builds in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. But what was a secret was which family would be chosen for the program aimed at helping a family step away from the cycle of renting and own their own home through a no down payment, interest free mortgage. The Habitat For Humanity team in Springhill learned Friday the Embrees were the successful applicants for the upcoming build.
Harold's diligence is an example of what Habitat for Humanity looks for when making its family selection and serves as an example for future applicants when Habitat for Humanity builds are announced.
As part of the build, the Embress will contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to the build process. Volunteers will have to do their part by raising the money and supplies needed to build the as of yet designed home. When the design is finalized, volunteers will have an official number to work off of, but Fawthrop says $35,000 is a safe working number for now. And they'll need it in cash.
"Cash is king, and it's hard to get a hold of so fundraising is a very important part of the project."
Springhill's Habitat For Humanity has already started the process, raising money through coin drives at the local schools and community college, and even more work is being done to start soliciting businesses and potential investors for the project. Making a Habitat For Humanity home a reality is a shared responsibility, with a third of the funding coming from the local level, a third from Habitat For Humanity Nova Scotia, and the final third through in-kind services, like donations of materials or expertise. That in-kind portion is topped up by the local team and Habitat For Humanity Nova Scotia pooling their resources and network.
Walking over to the same spot as his brother Devin chose earlier, Anthony looks at his big brother and says that's where he's going to park his bike, too. And he's going to have his own room. It's just a vacant lot right now, but they can already see what the volunteers are working towards.
With the project moving forward, anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with the build, donating services or making a financial donation can contact Cheryl Veinotte-Mackey by calling 902-597-4502, or emailing email@example.com.
It was a great weekend for a "Girls Night Out" with Mother's Day on Sunday the Saturday evening event in Liverpool gave moms a head start by pampering themselves. Local businesswomen held an expo of their offerings of products and services, everything from Zumba to brown bread.
Nearly 150 local women attended this event with entry going to benefit the Habitat for Humanity South Shore Chapter which plans to build on Union Street in Liverpool. This was an impressive evening of strong intelligent women showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to economic development in their community, which has had many challenges over the last few years.
Habitat for Humanity is grateful to be selected as the charity of choice for this event and look forward to our build in Liverpool.
We were privileged to have the crew from the HMCS Preserver volunteer their time at our ReStore and Build Site in East Preston. We could not put our vision into place without each and every one of you. " To make the Habitat homeowner program accessible to every low income working family in Nova Scotia" Thank You!
Students and clerks volunteered their time on site Tuesday, July 29th at Upper Governor St, East Preston. The team spent the day installing insulation on the exterior walls of the basement to keep the basement warm and dry.
The staff of Waterbury Newton Law came out Saturday Sept 12th, 2014 to donate their time at Scott Drive, Kentville to insulate the foundation walls. Thank you to all our volunteers for lending a helping hand, it is because of people like you that we are able to make affordable homeownership a reality for another well deserving low-income working family in Nova Scotia.